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Whether you are investing for growth, dividends, commodity exposure, or international diversification, we offer more than 100 funds to choose from.

Most ETFs publish their holdings daily. In addition to knowing what you own, ETFs are generally more tax efficient and, on average, offered at a lower expense ratio than comparable mutual funds. For shareholders, this likely means lower and more predictable cost of ownership.

ETFs are bought and sold on an exchange (similar to a stock), enabling investors access to the market and their investments throughout the trading day. With more than 9,000 ETFs listed globally, this provides wide-ranging choice and flexibility.


ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

Both ETFs and traditional mutual funds are popular choices for investors seeking diversification and convenient access to a wide range of asset classes. But there are important distinctions to consider.

Expense Ratios & Fees

ETFs are typically offered at lower expense ratios, on average. However, there may be additional costs, such as brokerage fees.

Tax Efficiency

ETFs are generally more tax-efficient than mutual funds, as they typically generate fewer capital gains for investors.


In Canada, disclosure for ETFs and mutual funds is generally the same. Passive ETFs display their holdings on a daily basis, active ETFs and most mutual funds are only required to disclose holdings on a quarterly and semi-annual basis.


ETFs trade on an exchange during trading hours similar to a stock, enabling investors to buy and sell ETFs on an intraday basis.

Minimum Investments

Investors can get started buying a single share or even a fraction of a share, typically for less than $100 – and often much lower.

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ETF Investing 101

ETFs vs. Stocks

There are a number of differences between taking a fund-based investment approach through an ETF versus investing in an individual stock. Here are some of the important distinctions and similarities worth considering when choosing which option fits best for your investing approach.

Expense Ratios & Fees

Individual stocks and securities do not carry expense ratios & fees, while ETFs are typically offered at low expense ratios. Stocks and ETFs may also carry additional costs such as brokerage fees.


Instead of managing 1,000 individual stocks within a portfolio, a single ETF can provide similar exposure, resulting in greater convenience and reducing time constraints for investors.


ETFs typically provide exposure to multiple securities within a single vehicle, while a company stock or security typically represents an investment in a single entity.


Both ETFs and stocks trade on an exchange during trading hours and can be bought and sold by investors throughout the trading day.

Minimum Investments

Investors can get started buying a single share or even a fraction of a share, typically for less than $100 – and often much lower.

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